...Griffith, NCC chief talk security
National Security Minister Gary Griffith met yesterday with National Carnival Commission (NCC) chairman Allison Demas at the National Operations Centre to discuss safety and security issues relevant to Carnival 2014, a news release from the Ministry said yesterday.
Port of Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee; Director of the National Operations Centre, Commander Garvin Heerah and his team; Chief Fire Officer Nayar Rampersad and other senior fire officers, senior members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and other key members involved in the planning of Carnival also attended, the release said.
Items discussed included plans for traffic control, secured routes in cases of emergency, the positioning of Tactical Units and venue operation centres in and around Port of Spain as well as other important security measures.
Also discussed were issues such as illegal vending which contributes to crime, the flow of bands and other congestions, waste disposal and clean up, signage and notification of toilet and other public facilities, the release said.
The release said the meetings will continue on a weekly basis at other venues throughout the country leading up to Carnival, to coordinate the efforts of all relevant authorities to provide a safe, secure and comfortable Carnival 2014 for citizens and foreigners in Trinidad and Tobago.